L’Oréal S.A. (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) Short Interest Down 85.6% in May

L’Oréal S.A. (OTCMKTS:LRLCYGet Rating) was the target of a large drop in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,600 shares, a drop of 85.6% from the April 30th total of 45,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 110,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.1 days.

L’Oréal Stock Performance

OTCMKTS:LRLCY traded up $0.87 on Thursday, hitting $87.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 69,805 shares, compared to its average volume of 109,182. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.73. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $90.78 and a two-hundred day moving average of $81.75. L’Oréal has a one year low of $58.38 and a one year high of $97.64.

L’Oréal Increases Dividend

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 25th were paid a dividend of $1.0325 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.11%. This is a positive change from L’Oréal’s previous dividend of $0.87.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several research analysts have commented on LRLCY shares. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft downgraded L’Oréal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Societe Generale raised L’Oréal from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded L’Oréal from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, AlphaValue raised L’Oréal to a “reduce” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat, L’Oréal has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $372.80.

About L’Oréal

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L’Oréal SA engages in the manufacture and sale of beauty and hair products. It operates through the following segments: Skincare and Sun Protection, Makeup, Haircare, Hair Coloring, Fragrances, and Others. The Others segment includes hygiene products as well as sales by American professional distributors with non-Group brands.

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